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ERIC Number: EJ887581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
Music Lessons, Pitch Processing, and "g"
Schellenberg, E. Glenn; Moreno, Sylvain
Psychology of Music, v38 n2 p209-221 2010
Musically trained and untrained participants were administered tests of pitch processing and general intelligence ("g"). Trained participants exhibited superior performance on tests of pitch-processing speed and relative pitch. They were also better at frequency discrimination with tones at 400 Hz but not with very high tones (4000 Hz). The two groups also performed similarly on a measure of "g". The findings suggest that music training is associated positively with various aspects of pitch processing for tones in the typical pitch range for music. They also imply that general associations between music lessons and nonmusical cognitive functioning stem from individual differences in psychological mechanisms distinct from "g". (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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